This study examined the relation of altered states of consciousness to neuroticization, spiritual experience,
and divergent thinking in a sample of women (N= 102) at late pregnancy and post-delivery. The results
suggest that stress associated with imminent childbirth is linked to higher levels of ASCs and that neuroticization
and spirituality seem to be implicated in the induction of ASCs.
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